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Table 2 Malaria knowledge and household ownership of ITNs among the study participants

From: Prevalence and associated risk factors of malaria among adults in East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Health center Total, n (%)
Modjo Meki Batu Bulbula Shashemene
Symptoms of malaria
 Fever 151 141 97 126 46 561 (69%)
 Feeling cold 143 136 131 138 117 665 (82%)
 Headache 127 87 125 136 137 612 (76%)
 Vomiting 81 82 105 75 84 427 (53%)
 Joint pain 84 52 56 31 9 232 (29%)
 Loss of appetite 114 136 66 53 32 401 (49.5%)
 Muscle pain 69 20 8 10 5 112 (14%)
 Nausea 85 47 11 41 50 234 (29%)
 Sweating 87 134 11 37 118 387 (48%)
Malaria is preventable
 Yes 169 172 177 146 139 803 (99%)
 No 0 3 3 1 0 7 (1%)
Household ownership of ITNs
 Yes 72 82 101 90 62 407 (50%)
 No 97 93 79 57 77 403 (50%)
Number of ITNs owned
 1 21 28 48 25 24 146 (36%)
 2 44 40 34 48 29 195 (48%)
 3 7 13 12 15 7 54 (13%)
 4 0 1 6 2 2 11 (3%)
Frequency of night slept under ITNs in the last 15 days
 All nights 39 28 50 56 41 214 (52%)
 Sometimes 24 35 22 19 21 121 (30%)
 Only few night 0 1 3 4 0 8 (2%)
 None of the nights 9 18 26 11 0 64 (16%)